This reached a climax in 2001 when Nazdratenko, the governor of Primorskii
Krai, directly confronted Moscow using the supposed threat from China as leverage for demanding greater economic aid.
camp, he complained, "freed itself of its ballast and thereby improved its statistics.
The same problems of demographic decline, low investment, corruption, and neglect from Moscow persist and continue to dog development in Primorskii
Krai and elsewhere in the Russian Far East.
More than five billion pounds of largely unprocessed wood from Russia's Primorskii
Krai region, in the southeastern part of the country, enter China each year.
Russia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs also reported that both sides reached agreement on reinvigorating bilateral cooperation in energy, specifically the possibility of creating an LNG and gas chemical plant in Russia's Maritime Province (also known as Primorskii
Krai) as well as the development of coal fields in Yakutia and Tuva.
For example, in 2005 trade between Primorskii
krai (Maritime province) and China reached USD1.
Bulletin: Development of Economic Reforms in Primorskii
Krai from January to June 1997 (Primorskii
Krai Committee on Statistics), 20; Amur Region: Guidebook for Businessmen (Vostokincenter, 1994); The Russian Far East: A Business Reference Guide, (3rd Ed.
9] en Barbados y Trinidad (18,5% y 21,3%); por Kir'yanov y Yaroshenko  en Primorskii
, Rusia (7,7%) y, por Childs y col.
Much of the population of Primorskii
is concentrated within a few hundred kilometres of the Russian - North Korean (DPRK) border.
However, the ease with which the conflict in Chechnya was blown up into a full-scale war highlights the tensions still inherent in post-Soviet Russia's federal relations, and the political crisis in the Primorskii
region in the Russian Far East reveals the very real limits that exist on federal authority during the transition period.
The development of Zarubino port is also part of the Program for Social and Economic Development of Primorskii
Krai, 2013-2017, another government development program under the Economic and Social Development program just mentioned.
Changing relative prices also contributed to large changes from year to year in the measured contributions of individual territories to the value of output, although three territories, Primorskii
krai, Khabarovskii krai, and the Republic of Sakha dominated production series.